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Consultant to Deliver UN Women's Training on Gender and Economics (3 Positions)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with travel, MAURITIUS|
|Application Deadline :||08-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 working days|
UN Women Background:
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates UN system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
Unit/ Project Background:
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are global policy priorities. Over the past decade, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and UN Women (UNW) have both made significant contributions to economic literature through country-level and cross-country analytical studies. Gender issues are also increasingly becoming an integral part of capacity development through the IMF’s technical assistance and training. On March 29, the Steering Committee of the Africa Training Institute (ATI) endorsed work on emerging macro-significant priorities, including gender-responsive macroeconomics.
Accordingly, ATI intends to launch, in collaboration with UNW and relevant IMF departments, a two-week course on gender and economics. Drawing from UN Women’s Training Manual on Gender and Economics, the course will present feminist approaches to macroeconomics, microeconomics and international economics; build capacity on gender analyses of global and regional economic trends, including those related to economic crises; and capacity for formulating gender-responsive economic policy for programme implementation, policymaking, and advocacy; The training will also provide an overview of international efforts to implement gender budgeting, key concepts and principles, and entry points in the budget process for addressing gender equality goals. It will review internationally recognized standards for successful gender responsive budgeting programs, drawing on UNW’s extensive experience. The overall objective of this two weeks course is to provide basic and intermediate level training modules on Engendering Economics, with the specific goal of building technical capacity of various stakeholders in the area of gender and economics to meet their needs, so as to equip them with tools to engage policy-makers and other development partners operating in the area of economic policy making and implementation. The target audience will comprise officials from ministries of finance and sectoral ministries committed to implementing essential components of gender budgeting in their home ministries.
This blended learning module aims to strengthen capacity development by sharing existing knowledge but also contributing to much needed new knowledge in today's fast changing social and economic environment.
At the end of the program we expect that participants will have the knowledge capacity to:
The IMF and UN Women have previously successfully collaborated, including in February 2018, when the two institutions collaborated to offer a peer learning workshop at ATI on gender responsive budgeting. Also, the two institutions have collaborated in undertaking research that recognizes and highlights the linkages between gender equality and economic growth; jointly delivered a regional training for staff of both institutions to strengthen technical capacity on the aspects of gender and macroeconomic frameworks. The collaboration between the two institutions is geared towards the goal of inclusive economic growth.
In this context, UN Women is organizing a 10-day face-to-face training on gender and economics at the IMF Training Center in Mauritius on 3rd – 14th February 2020.? As part of this process, UN Women is recruiting three facilitators, who will deliver the trainings as per their specialization for a period of three days each.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Consultancy:
The overall objective of the consultancy is to prepare the content (ppts, handouts and other resources) for the course on Gender and Economics as well as the delivery of some of the10 days face to face sessions from 3-14th February 2020. This advertisement is for 3 different consultants and each consultant will be required to deliver sessions within the two weeks course that relate to their specialization for 3 days.
The course aims at strengthening the capacities of participants on gender-responsive economic policy. The course provides training on Gender and Economics, to facilitate the development practice that better reflects the needs and priorities of all people-leaving no one behind-including women and girls.
Description of the course:
The full course will include the following topics:
Description of Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Policy Advisor (UN Women ESARO) and Deputy Director (IMF- ATI), with support of the Economics Specialist in the Economic Empowerment Section (UN-HQ), and guidance of the Lead Instructor, the consultants will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Duration of services:
This is a 6 days consultancy, beginning on 12th December 2019 and ending on 3rd March 2020.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Ph.D. in Economics, with an expertise in the areas of gender and development. Masters with over 15 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a Ph.D.
All applicants are requested to indicate in the motivation on the courses they are proposing to deliver based on their specialization.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.